How To: Enjoying Barbados at its Best… For less!
Barbados is known for its beautiful beaches, amazing people and opulent lifestyle. But, connoisseurs of the island have a few travel tricks up their sleeves to make their Barbados holiday even more enjoyable and affordable! Read on as our team provides advice on a Barbados spring vacation packed with authentic experiences, local adventures and travel tips to help you get the most bang for your buck!
Travel During Off-Season
December through March is the most hectic travel period on the island’s calendar, and flights, beds, restaurant tables and all other activities are booked solid. But, being here during this time comes at a premium price. Most discerning travelers know that when the off-season arrives in mid-April, prices of most of the island’s attractions, accommodations and everything else dip - i.e. better value for money! Another nice perk to off-season is that there are smaller crowds of leisure-seekers, so it is easier for you to tick all the boxes on your holiday to-do list!
Travel in Numbers
It pays to travel with your besties! Travel with a group of friends or family to celebrate a landmark celebration or simply enjoy each other’s company at one of our beautiful villas. This combination of a group staying at a villa can often work out to be more cost effective than a hotel, since the nightly rate is divvied up amongst more people. This also offers you the chance to holiday at the most luxurious villas in our portfolio in style, since sharing the cost across a group of people increases spending power. So, combine this nugget of knowledge with our first point and you’ll be the envy of the town!
Eat Like a Local
Barbados is a foodie playground, so it should be no surprise that amongst the several high-end restaurants that dot the island’s landscape, there are several more affordable options that tantalize the taste buds. So, during your stay, find the most popular spots with the locals, and enjoy the best of Barbadian fare on offer without going too deep into your pockets! But, if you are more of a do-it-yourself kind of person, visit the local farmers markets for the freshest produce and flex your culinary muscle in the kitchen; or, even opt to have your own in-villa chef to prepare gorgeous meals that you may enjoy on the beautiful scapes of your villa!
Go to the Beach!
As the saying goes, the best things in life are free, and this spring there are several enjoyable options that are of no cost to you! The most popular of these is our beautiful beaches, all of which offer public access and the chance to enjoy a little bit of everything to suit your fancy. Rejuvenate with the warming waters on the docile west, bury your toes in the sand while taking leisurely strolls, picnic on the south coast or have quick dips in tidal pools on the Atlantic side. Read more about our amazing beaches and all your holiday beach options here at our blog ‘A Beach for All Reasons’!
Free Events and Activities
Besides the beaches, the island also has several parks and historic and nature spots that delve deeper into the experience that is uniquely Barbadian. Tour the island’s four major towns, including its only UNESCO Heritage site, Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison. What is more, the island’s countryside is a scenic affair, complete with fishing villages, picnic spots and its parish churches that truly are windows to the past with their beautiful architecture and relics. Or, participate in local group activities such as the hikes coordinated by the National Trust, hashes with the Hash House Harriers, or if you are in luck, you may even join the local university volunteers on their turtle protection project as they release the hatchlings into the sea!
Our Spring Deal for You
But, the sweetest cherry we have to offer is our amazing night free offer on every seven-night vacation. For every seven nights, you stay at one of our sunning holiday villas, we’re offering you one night’s stay free for everyone! This is our best Spring special yet, so gather your friends and family and hurry to secure your favourite holiday home!